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A Real Mountainman

He can survive in the desert.

For many years, I have had a copy of the book Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen.  Recently I wrote an article and stated that most people would die of slow starvation if they attempted to live solely of what they could gather from the wilds.  Well he is an exception to this rule.  He has spent most of his life teaching the ways to survive in the western U.S.

While teaching at wilderness survival courses at BYU, he took thousands of students on survival trips in the desert.  The students were only allowed to take the clothes on their back and often stayed out weeks with him. …

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